The badminton club appreciates the support of ASA and Massey in providing them grants to subsidise the cost of the shuttlecocks used during training sessions. They have had lots of beginner players who have developed their skills and rhythm and club members with more experience have been happy to give guidance to the beginners so that everyone can improve their social and badminton skills together.
As a result of our previous grant the Club was able to maximise its effectiveness during Clubs Day. As a result we had 60 new members sign up and had a high level of involvement in members helping out at our table. Many of these new members have registered for the Massey outdoor men’s team which will soon compete in the Auckland Sunday Football Association League (ASFA). Offering this as an option would not have been possible without the grants we received last year for uniforms and the most recent grant to subsidise the entry fee. We have a friendly match against AUT scheduled for Sunday 20th March.
Below is a picture of our Wednesday Futsal Team wearing the new uniform purchased with a Grant from the ASA.
The Albany Massey Engineering Student Society (AMESS) welcomed their new first year Bachelor of Engineering students last week. The Albany Village campus orientation event included a number of team building activities to show the students around the campus, and introduce them to staff, concluding with an afternoon at Long Bay beach in the sun with members of AMESS, with members from every year participating, including post-graduate. Throughout the day the students were challenged with short-tasks, culminating with the task of protecting an egg that was to be fired from a three-man slingshot.
After the successful grant for new hard drives to replace the failing set inside the AMESS server, the new ones have been configured as a single redundant 30TB array which is able to offer resources to all of the AMESS members. The people configuring the server are very grateful for this ability and many new students in first year are very interested in being able to use this server once it has finished being set up. This will become a valuable resource throughout the year and future years to AMESS.
Members of the Massey Association for Communication Student (MACS) had a strong and enthusiastic presence at the Massey Albany clubs day encouraging everyone who passed by to get involved with our props, photo frame and chat to the executive team. After engaging a large number of students face-to-face and introducing our club to numerous fresh students we signed up 34 new communications students eager to be involved in future events with our industry speakers and study groups. Overall clubs day was a great success with everyone involved having a great time and a healthy number of signups which has led the club having a greater presence on campus.
At the end of 2015 AMESS restocked their supply of club t-shirts. The AMESS shirts have proven very popular, with over 100 sold so far. It is not uncommon for the shirts to be worn by students during their classes, allowing for AMESS as a club to be represented by its members daily. In order to deal with their popularity, the AMESS website has been upgraded to include a web store to enable registered AMESS members to purchase t-shirts, allowing for easier purchase, and management of inventory.
The Massey University Council will be holding an election in April for the one student position on the University's Council, the governing body of the university.
Get the most out of your study and sign up as a Class Advocate for one or all of your papers this year. https://www.asa.ac.nz/class-advocates
ASA Congratulates Dr Fakhrul Alam who was announced overall winner of Lecturer of the Year 2015. Read on for College winners and Advocacy Accolades
Yet another fabulous clubs' prize giving dinner and awards ceremony was held at the ASA lounge on Monday 19th October. Invitations were sent out to all of the club committees and there were about 80 students in attendance, many of whom came dressed in club attire, be they branded t-shirts or climbing harnesses.
The awards presented were:
Our first movie night for the year kicked off in the ASA longue and it had an enjoyable atmosphere. ‘Pay it Forward’ was a really touching and sad movie (a few people had watery ears by the end of it). Everyone really enjoyed watching it, as the story behind it is one of great motivation; a small idea can change the whole world. It was a very good representation of what a Social Innovation project aspires to. Hopefully we can get more people to come along to our upcoming events! We really want to get more students aware of how big of a difference small things can make.